Excerpted from Goodbye Phone, Hello World

Forge/Medium, December 7, 2020
George Washington is brought back from the past to challenge a Tyrant

Medium, November, 2020
Excerpted from Goodbye Phone, Hello World

Women's Running, October 15, 2020
iQuit. So can you. Excerpted from Goodbye Phone, Hello World

British Airways High Life, October, 2020
Test driving a solar oven

Adirondack Life, September, 2020
An Ohio farmer and a Louisiana fisherman discuss a better future for land and sea

Successful Farming, August 4, 2020
What going vegan for a year did for cardiovascular health

Eating Well, August, 2020
Hunkered down during COVID with a few fragile survivors of the devastating American chestnut plague

Audubon, May 21, 2020
How one of the healthiest diets in the world really works

Eating Well, February 13, 2020
A look back at how I became a science writer (and not a scientist)

Adirondack Life, Winter, 2020
How many tons of emissions can we trim in the new year?

New York Times, December 31, 2019
Beatrice Ughi and Gustiamo

Food and Wine, December 4, 2019
A shout out to Donald Junior to stop Pebble Mine (with Mark Kurlansky, Carl Safina and John Waldman)

New York Times, May 6, 2019
What you could do iNstead

New York Times, December 31, 2018
Exploring Quebec in winter on the slopes and at the table

New York Times, November 26, 2018
A last ditch argument for not destroying Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market

Nippon.com, Nov 9, 2018
Restoring salmon to the Adirondack's Boquet River

Adirondack Life, October, 2018
The trials and tribulations of having your work online

Medium, September 12, 2018
What should you think when your favorite fish goes missing?

The Vineyard Gazette, August 16, 2018
Heart disease, depression, diabetes, memory loss. Omega-3 fish oil has been touted as a panacea. But what does the science say?

Medium, August 2, 2018
What fish oil is doing to our health and the planet

The Guardian, July 25, 2018
Opinion essay excerpted from The Omega Principle

New York Times, July 20, 2018
Pebble Mine and the fight for Bristol Bay

Mother Jones, June 27, 2018
A challenge to the local seafood movement

Medium, June 14, 2018
Mussels, and why they're so environmentally sexy

Patagonia, winter, 2018
Climbing New York's highest peak as a child and as a father

Adirondack Life, October, 2017
A biologist traced mercury from a company spill to contamination in songbirds, and devised a new way to hold polluters financially accountable

Audubon, Fall, 2017
Agricultural runoff is a major threat to our nation's lakes and rivers

Eating Well, Summer, 2017
The omegas battle it out in our budgets and our bodies

Hakai, May 18, 2017
Cutting NOAA hurts American fishermen and aquaculturists

New York Times, April 25, 2017
A fish-blocking dam comes down in Connecticut

Hakai, April 4, 2017
Local sushi is harder than you think

The New Yorker, September 25, 2016
From a regulatory perspective "natural" means nothing

Time Magazine, May 14, 2016
New genes aren't the only weird thing about US salmon

The New Yorker, December 2, 2015
The fish travels of a father and son

New York Times, October 15, 2015
Exploring Puglia by bike

Afar, October, 2015
Home in Manhattan, dreaming of Martha's Vineyard surf

Vineyard Gazette, September 10, 2015
How hard is it for Americans to eat locally sourced seafood?

Hakai, September 2, 2015
Looking for a beach vacation in landlocked Paraguay

Afar, August 4, 2015
advice from the late great Jon Rowley on how to make the empty feeling go away

Edible Mahnattan, July, 2015
Or how modern sport fishing threatens a timeless tradition

Hakai, June 10, 2015
American, various, bivalvacious

New York Times, June 14, 2015
An unusual (and sustainable) seafood meal at Dan Barber's Blue Hill

Hakai, April 22, 2015
A radical experiment in managing the ocean on America's left coast

California Sunday, March 1, 2015
Victory in Europe, defeat for the ocean

New York Times, May 10, 2015
(co-authored with Dr. Boris Worm)
How to eat your way out of an invasion

Garden and Gun, March, 2015
Vetting kosher, trayf and green

New York Times, December 13, 2014
Terry Gross and Paul Greenberg discuss America's "seafood deficit" on NPR's Fresh Air

National Public Radio, July, 2014
Tale of the lost river shrimp

Yale Environment 360, June 24, 2014
The US controls more ocean than any country on earth but 85% of our seafood is imported. And it gets fishier. . .

New York Times, June 22, 2014
Mothers, sons, and birds

Audubon, May/June, 2014
Why are the squid on your plate in Los Angeles making a round trip to China?

Los Angeles Times, July, 2014
How to get the most out of an expensive fish

Washington Post, June, 2014
Imagining America's seafood future

BusinessInsider, July, 2014
How American farmed-raised caviar might just save wild sturgeon

Food and Wine, July, 2014
Very fishy stuff going on

CivilEats, July, 2014
A look at ocean ownership and what it means for fish

Conservation, Spring, 2014
Fisherman James Culleton remembers the night of the big storm

New York Times, October 26, 2013
At sea in Greece and Turkey, explaining the Trojan War to my son

Afar, December, 2013
Kate Orff and her plan to save New York with oysters

Vogue, May, 2013
The winding road of the baby bluefish

Edible Manhattan/East End, Summer, 2013
What is right about aquaculture

New York Times, Room for Debate, March 3, 2013
How to fix the Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone

The American Prospect, May-June, 2013
What's going right in American fisheries

Food and Wine, May, 2013
How the culturing of mussels and seaweed might help clean up waterways

Yale Environment 360, May 9, 2013
Paul Greenberg and the co-founder of the genetically modified salmon's company, AquaBounty go head-to-head

Yale Environment 360, April 18, 2013
What do you do with a pile of wild fish about to go bad?

Edible Manhattan and Edible East End, March 6, 2013
A review of Melanie Challenger's book "On Extinction"

New York Times Book Review, January 27, 2013
Foreshadowing the opening of the Atlantic coasts to oil drilling

Yale Environment 360, January 13, 2013
A better Christmas Eve feast of the seven fishes

New York Times, December 23, 2012
Could restored oyster reefs save Manhattan from another Sandy?

New York Times, October 30, 2012
Can a family eat from Ground Zero?

Grist, September 11, 2012
"When the Beatles recorded their playlists, did they use voice memo?"

New York Times, August 12, 2012
Farmed or wild, foreign or domestic, shrimp are tricky

Prevention, July, 2012
The Clean Water Act's mid-life crisis

Yale Environment 360, May 21, 2012
How you can help your therapist help himself

Huffington Post, May, 2012
Save the Fulton Fish Market

New York Times, April 5, 2012
A Review of D. Graham Burnett's "Sounding of the Whale"

New York Times Sunday Book Review, January 8, 2012
What is the future of the fish sandwich?

New York Times, December 16, 2011
Burning off holiday fat with your Sherpa guide

Huffington Post, January 2, 2012
Testimony to the Senate Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard

United States Senate December 15, 2011
101 years after his death, a look back through the great author's epic Facebook posts

Tolstoy Studies Journal, winter, 2011
Boycotts, ICCAT, and the persistence of appetite

Salon/GiltTaste November 19, 2011
The untold tale of one of the world's great sustainable foods

New York Times Magazine October 2, 2011
How to make BP oil spill payments stay in the Gulf

Living on Earth September 9, 2011
Why canned salmon is better for the world than canned tuna

The Atlantic, August 12, 2011
Why we need a deconstruction stimulus package for seafood

The Atlantic, July 25, 2011
Scuba hunting for the Caribbean's venomous invader

Food and Wine, July, 2011
Why we need to rethink how we've engineered the Mississippi

Living on Earth, May 6, 2011
Throwing golfballs at a catastrophe (in German)

Süddeutsche Zeitung, April 26, 2011
The untold story of how oysters took a beating during the oil spill of the century

The Times of London, April 14, 2011
Using every thing from nose to tail that a cod has to offer

New York Times, April 5, 2011

A review of James Prose's book "Eels"

New York Times Book Review, October 10, 2010

The "Seafood Footprint" of nations and how to shrink them

National Geographic Magazine, October, 2010

Q & A for consumers on the perils of the AquAdvantage Salmon

Good, October 5, 2010

Is domesticating the bluefin a good idea?

New York Times, September 5, 2010

Terry Gross Interviews Paul Greenberg on NPR's Fresh Air
WHYY In Philadelphia/NPR, July 19, 2010

Melissa Block goes striped bass fishing with Paul Greenberg on
NPR's All Things Considered
National Public Radio, July 9, 2010

Why is the US government supporting genetically modified over wild salmon?

Living On Earth, September 17, 2010

Cover story excerpt of "Four Fish"

New York Times Magazine, June 27, 2010

A review of Bill McKibben's book "Eaarth"
New York Times Book Review, April 29, 2010

A "Nostalgia" essay about Faye Dunaway, Greenwich Connecticut, and a mother on the run
Vogue, April, 2010

Menhaden, fish oil supplements, and the bottom of the food chain
New York Times, December 15, 2009

A review of "Flotsametrics and the Floating World"
New York Times Book Review, May 17, 2009

How to make a tomato plant thrive in the city
GQ, May, 2009

A review of Neil Strauss' book "Emergency"
New York Times Book Review, April 19, 2009

Why the pet food and animal feed industries need to reconsider their use of fish
New York Times, March 22, 2009

Solving the "writing crisis" for less than $11 billon
New York Times Book Review, December 14, 2008

The Vietnamese-American-Chinese catfish wars
New York Times Magazine, October 12, 2008

Visiting "Ecotopia" and a "World Made By Hand"
New York Times Book Review, April 20, 2008
A brief chat with a beloved chef on a complicated dish

New York Times Magazine, April, 2008
F. Scott Fitzgerald's Pat Hobby and the writers' strike

New York Times, February 10, 2008

Tuna at risk off the shores of Manhattan
New York Times, November 4, 2007
Ernest Hemingway vs. the big fish

New York Times Book Review, August 12, 2007
Celebrating salmon varietals in Alaska

New York Times Magazine, August 12, 2007

The Case for National Parks . . . Underwater
New York Times Magazine, May 13, 2007

The embarrassment (and the joy!) of wearing a Speedo in France
New York Times Magazine, October 1, 2006

To eat or not to eat fish
New York Times, September 8, 2006

Can farming codfish save the sea?
New York Times Magazine, June 18, 2006

How Chilean sea bass became the fish story of our times
New York Times Magazine, October 23, 2005

In search of "El Dorado", the fish, in Argentina's Parana and Corrientes Rivers
GQ, June, 2005

How two big-city radicals helped take America back to the land. A look at Helen and Scott Nearing and their 1954 classic, "Living the Good Life"
Boston Globe Sunday Ideas Section, September, 2004

Ira Glass and his semiotic education at Brown University
Boston Globe Sunday Ideas Section, June, 2004

When the world freeze over, Maine ice fishermen take back Main one pond at a time
Boston Globe Sunday Ideas Section, February, 2004

How Vermont engineered its crunchy image
Boston Globe Sunday Ideas Section, October, 2003

Why striped bass and bluefish provoke conflicting emotions
Boston Globe Sunday Ideas Section, July, 2003

Bush and Putin's Russian-American romance
All Things Considered, June 2002